14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Bursa
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Kaymakli. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme road trip planning site.

Doha, Qatar to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Doha in January, with highs in Goreme at 5°C and lows at -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bursa.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Bursa

— 3 nights
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ulu Cami and Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii). Explore Bursa's surroundings by going to Uludag National Park (Uludag Ski Resort & Kardanadam). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Uludag Ski Center, get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bursa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Bursa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in January, expect Bursa to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 5°C. You will leave for Istanbul on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Bursa

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Bosphorus Bridge. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque and Complex, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

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Drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.